As executive director Markus Krall explains, “The enforced use of high-quality recycled materials by all industries is boosting demand for plastic regrind of highest purity and best quality. Our new workshop gives us the space we need to bring our processing capacity into line with market demand for engineering thermoplastics like PC, PMMA, and PET-G. At the same time, it gives us room for future growth. As a result, we can meet the constantly growing demand from our customers for engineering plastics, including not only PA, POM or PC/ABS, but also high-performance materials such as PEEK, PPSU, and fluoropolymers.”
Like all the buildings on the Krall Kunststoff-Recycling site, the new workshop 6 is designed for maximum energy efficiency. The entire roof is covered with state-of-the-art, high-efficiency solar panels with a generating capacity of 220 kW. As Markus Krall says, “With total solar generating capacity of 550 kW, we are now able to meet the majority of our power requirements for our systems and buildings with our own, environmentally friendly energy generation. Apart from making the greatest possible use of solar energy, we also consistently select our installed plant and equipment on the basis of the best possible balance of performance to energy consumption.”
Krall Kunststoff-Recycling GmbH is a family-owned, certified recycling company centrally located in the Rhine-Main area. Since the early 1990s, the company has been reusing nearly all types of plastic waste from production processes in sorted or mixed form. Another focus is CD recycling. Krall provides the complete infrastructure, including space-saving collection bins and logistics, for around 800 manufacturing, retail and commercial collection points across Europe. With 34 employees, two shredding machines, and 10 cutting mills, the company reprocesses some 8000 tonnes of plastic materials each year. The company’s custom-developed process technology means that even similar plastics can be clearly identified and sorted by type.